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Jay Lowden To Step Down as YMCA of Superior California President & CEO

Published 04.23.19
YMCA of Superior California Board Hires Paul Andresen as Interim President & CEO During Search

Sacramento, CA – Last month, Jay Lowden, President & CEO of the YMCA of Superior California announced to the Board of Directors that he will be stepping down from his position on April 24, 2019. The has hired Paul Andresen as Interim President & CEO during their search for Lowden’s replacement.

“It has been a pleasure to serve this wonderful YMCA” says Jay Lowden, President & CEO. “Ten years have gone by quickly, but as I look back I can say, with certainty, that this YMCA is stronger, the range and quality of programs and services are improved, the quality of the staff team is great and I am leaving a YMCA headed in the right direction.”

Lowden came to the YMCA of Superior California in 2009 from the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lowden, who originally hails from Yuba City, California, has accepted a position as the Director of the with the Yuba Community College District Foundation that brings his career full circle as he returns to his hometown. Lowden will be concluding a 25-year career with the YMCA. Accomplishments during Lowden’s ten years as President & CEO include more than tripling the number of people served to 30,000 annually, expanding and improving programs and services through collaborations, and investing in facility and equipment improvements and new technology.

“Jay has been an incredible CEO and leader of the YMCA of Superior California. He has made a true and lasting impact on our community and the Board is thankful for his dedication and leadership.  Jay will be missed, but he will always be part of the YMCA family” says Erin McDonough, Board President. “We look forward to working with Paul and to finding a new CEO to build upon the successful foundation that Jay built.”

Paul Andresen will be bringing his 44-years of YMCA experience to the YMCA of Superior California, the last 14 years of which were at the Anaheim Family YMCA as President & CEO before retiring in 2015. Andresen will begin his position on April 24.

The YMCA of Superior California will conduct a national search for a new CEO with the support of the YMCA of the USA’s CEO Search Team. The YMCA of Superior California serves Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yuba, and Yolo Counties.


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Inspiring all to a healthy life - in spirit, mind and body is the mission that guides the work of the YMCA of Superior California. More than a pool or gym, the Y is a cause dedicated to the positive development of youth, healthy living for people of all ages, and social responsibility in addressing the critical needs of the communities we serve. With programs from athletics to advocacy, dance to disease prevention, and cycling to child care, the Y doesn’t just strengthen individuals, it strengthens communities. Learn more and get involved at ymcasuperiorcal.org. ​

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